Paralegal Advisory Service Institute (PASI)
Is a Non-governmental organisation
in the justice system
by making it responsive to the needs of all users, particularly the poor and vulnerable;
promoting legal literacy in places of detention and communities;
PARALEGAL ADVISORY SERVICE INSTITUTE AND ITS COMMUNITY-BASED JUSTICE PROGRAMME
Paralegal Advisory Service Institute (PASI) formerly Paralegal Advisory Service (PAS) is a Non-governmental organisation that begun as a programme of Penal Reform International (PRI) in 2000 and became independent in 2007. The programme was in cooperation with PRI in the provision of paralegal services in police stations, courts, and prisons.
In August 2007, the Paralegal Advisory Service Institute (PASI) was registered as an independent Malawian legal entity.
The object of PASI is to make justice accessible to all people in Malawi through
Efficiency and Effectiveness
- conducting trainings for paralegals;
Policy & Legal Reforms
- encouraging policy and legal reforms for archaic laws which hinder enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms of people who are in places of detention;
- engaging in research in the areas of human rights with the principal aim of informing and influencing policy change;
- initiating and encouraging harmonious and effective networking amongst different justice agencies and all key stakeholders in the justice system at all levels (locally, regionally and internationally);